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21 April, 2014

Meat fraud discovered in takeaways

Consumer magazine Which? has found shocking evidence of food fraud in lamb takeaway dishes, with 40% of meat tested contaminated with other meats.

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has expressed its disappointment in the takeaway sector after revelations of food fraud.

The European Parliament has voted to delete an exemption which currently saves small meat businesses millions of pounds each year.

Chicken is the most popular choice for a special Easter meal this year, according to a recent IGD ShopperVista survey.


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The countdown is on to Great British Beef Week 2014, with Ladies in Beef co-founders Minette Batters and Jilly Greed urging the British beef industry to get behind the promotion.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chairman Jim McLaren has said the Scottish red meat industry has been undergoing a “chapter of change and opportunity”, in a thorough round-up of the past year.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a project aimed at utilising grass to increase the kilograms of meat produced per hectare.

The first prosecution after the horsemeat scandal got under way yesterday at Westminster Magistrates court.

British meat exporters, who exhibited on an Eblex/Bpex stand, reported high levels of interest after showcasing their products at the Food and Hotel Asia 2014 (FHA2014) convention in Singapore last week (8-11 April).

British prime beef carcases increased in quality in 2013, with 3.8% more reaching the ‘R4L or better’ target than in 2012, according to Eblex’s recent annual carcase classification results.

Profits have fallen again at Tesco, with UK trading profit down 3.6% to just under Ł2.2bn, and group trading profit down 6% to Ł3.3bn.

Mary James, director of NFU Cymru, has announced her decision to retire after 15 years working at the Welsh union.

Beef products will be subject to further testing to check for horsemeat contamination, the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed.

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The Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia looks to be on the brink of a serious trade dispute after Kazakhstan banned the import of poultry from Russia and Belarus.

The Canadian pork industry could have stood to lose CA$1.7bn annually, over the next 15 years, had the decision not been made to move away from the use of gestation crates, animal welfare group Humane Society International (HSI) Canada has claimed.

Mexican meat prices expected to increase

April 17, 2014 05:21:32 AM

The price of meat in Mexico is expected to increase in 2014, according to a new report from Rabobank.

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